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Defeasible Deontic Logic : SYNTHESE LIBRARY - Donald Nute

Defeasible Deontic Logic

SYNTHESE LIBRARY

By: Donald Nute (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780792346302
Number Of Pages: 358

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This text explores the applicability of current work in nonmonotonic logic to normative reasoning. Classical deontic logic is monotonic, meaning that any conclusion derivable from some set of premises remains derivable when new premises are added. But normative reasoning involves prima facie obligations, conditional obligations, and the precedence of one normative principle over another. An acceptable argument may be defeated by a new line of reasoning when new information activates competing normative principles. The failure of classical deontic logic to model these features leads to paradoxes, and moral theorists generally respond by ignoring deontic logic. The volume presents new models for normative reasoning relevant to philosophy, law, management and artificial intelligence. Researchers in moral theory, philosophical logic, philosophy of law, legal reasoning, organizational theory in business, decision support systems, expert systems, knowledge representation, deontic logic, nonmonotonic logic, and automated reasoning should find this text of interest.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Nonmonotonic Foundations for Deontic Logicp. 17
Deontic Logics of Defeasibilityp. 45
Systematic Frame Constants in Defeasible Deontic Logicp. 59
The Many Faces of Defeasibility in Defeasible Deontic Logicp. 79
Deontic Logic Viewed as Defeasible Reasoningp. 123
Reasons to Think and Actp. 139
Common Sense Obligationp. 159
Defeasible Reasoning and Moral Dilemmasp. 205
Dyadic Deontic Logic and Contrary-to-Duty Obligationsp. 223
Defeasible Reasoning with Legal Rulesp. 263
Apparent Obligationp. 287
A New Approach to Contrary-to-Duty Obligationsp. 317
Alchourron and Von Wright on Conflict Among Normsp. 345
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780792346302
ISBN-10: 0792346300
Series: SYNTHESE LIBRARY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73